A royal jewel inspired by a pendant
This pendant, which was stamped and then cut out from a thick gold leaf, takes its shape from the mother-of-pearl shells which were often inscribe with the names of the kings of the XIIth dynasty. A suspension ring is welded at the top.
This type of jewel was commonly worn by the queens and princesses of the Middle Kingdom.
Width: 2.4 cm
Material: Gold plated 3 microns or Silver 925
Period: Middle Kingdom - About 2100-1600 BC.